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The Sandbox

Made in Poland Festival

Produced in 2012
Written by Michal Walczak
Directed by Piotr Kruczynski

Part of Made in Poland Festival co presented with the Polish Cultural Institute and 59E59 Theatres.

The Sandbox

Made in Poland Festival

Produced in 2012
Written by Michal Walczak
Directed by Piotr Kruczynski

Part of Made in Poland Festival co presented with the Polish Cultural Institute and 59E59 Theatres.

The First Time

Made in Poland Festival

Produced in 2012
Written by Michal Walczak
Directed by Marcy Arlin

The First Time

Made in Poland Festival

Produced in 2010
Written by Michal Walczak
Directed by Marcy Arlin

Made in Poland Festival, presented by the Polish Cultural Institute and 59E59 Theatre.

directors: Marcy Arlin and Piotr Kruczynski

The Sandbox

Made in Poland Festival

Produced in 2010
Written by Michal Walczak
Directed by Piotr Kruczynski

Part of Made in Poland Festival co presented with the Polish Cultural Institute and 59E59 Theatres.

Marko the Prince

Produced in 2008
Written by Jovanka Bach
Directed by Marcy Arlin

Obie Award winning Immigrants' Theatre Project in collaboration with John Stark Productions presents the New York Premiere of Jovanka Bach’s MARKO THE PRINCE. The play is part of The Balkan Trilogy, three plays by Bach about Yugoslavians and Serbian-Americans during the rise and fall of Yugoslavia under Tito and the Communists. The trilogy was nominated for a PEN West Award. Directed by Marcy Arlin, previews begin June 20 at Barrow Group Theater with opening set for Thursday, June 26.

MARKO THE PRINCE is set in Sabor, a village on the border of Bosnia and Serbia, at the start

the 90s Balkan War. Michael, a first-generation American, returns to Sabor to bury his mother in

the village of her birth. Michael’s plans are derailed when he discovers smoldering religious and ethnic resentments surrounding the ownership of Sabor’s tiny village cemetery. Gossip,

innuendo, passion, and politics cause uneasy alliances and dangerous conflict.

The multicultural production stars Trezana Beverley (Tony Award winner, For Colored Girls...) with Jelena Stupljanin, Tony Naumovski, Lanna Joffrey, Aaron Lohr (Bare: A Pop Opera, Radiant Baby), Christo Christov, Josh Clayton, Matthew Schmidt, Herman Petras, and Paul Barry with sets by Art Rotch, lighting by Lucas Krech, costumes by Carol Brys, sound by Elizabeth Rhodes. Additional staff includes production manager Karen Oughtred, assistant director Taras Berezowsky, stage manager Kelly Shaffer, musical director Nikos Brisco, and fight coordinator Ryan Bartruff.


Progress

Produced in 2006
Written by Matei Visniec
Directed by Marcy Arlin

Romanian/French writer Matei Visniec's PROGRESS explores the aftermath of the 1990s civil war in Balkans, as seen through the return of one refugee family to their ruined home, and their struggle to recover their lives. As in Berman's play, a society where no old laws seem to apply becomes the crucible for attempts to reclaim or create a new identity and sense of belonging. A repertory cast performs these "bare-bones" productions, with original music.

REVIEW: NYTHEATRE.COM - Heresy/Progress

Heresy

Produced in 2006
Written by Sabina Berman
Directed by Marcy Arlin

HERESY is about the activity of the Inquisition in 16th century Mexico and its influence on a wealthy "converso" Jewish family (who lived as Christians) who were among the first Conquistadors. In an modern updating of the style of Spanish classical tragedy, but based on period accounts, Mexican playwright Sabina Berman explores what happened when "hidden Jews" had the opportunity in the New World to try on their true identities.

REVIEW: NYTHEATRE.COM - Heresy/Progress

Name Day

Produced in 2005
Written by Jovanka Bach

Little Pitfall

pasticka

Produced in 2004
Written by Marketa Blahova
Directed by Marcy Arlin

Little Pitfall [pasticka] by Marke´ta Bla´hova was written specifically for J. A. Piti´nsky´ one of the most innovative contemporary Czech directors. Originally produced in 1999 at the DISK Theater in Prague's Theater Academy, the play was awarded the Alfre´d Radok Prize in 1996. One of only a few Czech women Playwrights to have come of age after the so-called Velvet Revolution, Marke´ta Bla´hova writes about dysfunctional families in the new Czech democracy. The rivalries and jealousies of two sisters, their younger selves, their father, and a forest ranger are played out in a mythical Czech forest. This "ballad from the woods" is inspired by the fairytale "Little Red Riding Hood." According to one psychoanalytic opinion, the play can be compared to "the scream of a wild cat that has been homeless for a long time." The author herself calls it's style grotesque.

Little Pitfall is presented by ITP in association with The Czech Center New York.

Set Design: Heather Dunbar ~ Lighting Design: Zdenek Kriz ~ Costume Design: Carol Brys Fellowes ~ Music Composed & Performed by Michael Delia ~ Wolfhound Puppet Design: Theresa Linnihan ~ Translation: Jiri Topel ~ Dramaturgy: Maxine Kern ~ Assistant Director/Production Manager: Karen Oughtred Featuring Mayura Baweja ~ Oscar de la Fe´ Colo´n* ~ Nannette Deasy* ~ Adriana Gaviria* ~ Tzahi Moskovitz* ~ Eileen Rivera* - * denotes members of Actors Equity Association


Cracking Mud is Pinching Me

Produced in 2002
Written by Haya Husseini
Directed by Marcy Arlin

Three generations of Jordanian Palestinian women talk about like, love, men, and faith on a visit to a dead Sea spa. Comedy by an award-winning Australian playwright.

All Fall Away

Produced in 2000
Written by Said Sayrafiezadeh
Directed by Michael John Garces

A woman and her young son tackle poverty, illusion and a New York landlord.

New World

Produced in 1997
Written by Sung Rno
Directed by Marcy Arlin

Multicultural fables about America. Columbus and Crew discover civilization. Minority gangsters debate their roles in world history. An elderly Korean immigrant ponders his American family and Ali McGraw. Columbus learns origami.

Set design by Moki Cherry, Costumes by Carol Brys, Lighting by Zdenek Kriz, Music by Linda Samet, Stage Manager Elizabeth Furtado. With: Robert Baumgardner*, Samantha Cintron, Frank Kamai*, Johnny Kitt, Jed Krascella*

Spirits from My Dear Departed

Produced in 1994
Directed by Marcy Arlin

Waiting for Godot to Leave

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Shoes, Meat, Marriage, and Baseball

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Mister Lawrence King

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Happy Valley

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Boat People

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I Promised Freddy

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Heresy/Progress


Two new plays by two internationally known writers, about societies at different stages of implosion and renewal.

Original Music: Nikos Brisco/Ruth Margraff ~ Sets/Costumes: Ramona Ponce ~ Lighting: Jason Lyons ~ Sound: Matt Sherwin ~ Movement (Heresy): Anitra Brooks Cast: Manny Alfaro*, Anitra Brooks, Bill Cohen*, Daniel Damiano, Andrew Eisenman*, Rahti Gorfien*, Jim Himelsbach, Susan Hyon, Kathryn Kates*, Mauricio Leyton*, Aubrey Levy*, Tony Naumovski, Jelena Stupljanin, Daniel Talbott*, Morteza Tavakoli, Elizabeth West* ~ (*member of AEA)

Progress

Produced in 2006
Written by Matei Visniec
Directed by Marcy Arlin

Romanian/French writer Matei Visniec's PROGRESS explores the aftermath of the 1990s civil war in Balkans, as seen through the return of one refugee family to their ruined home, and their struggle to recover their lives. As in Berman's play, a society where no old laws seem to apply becomes the crucible for attempts to reclaim or create a new identity and sense of belonging. A repertory cast performs these "bare-bones" productions, with original music.

REVIEW: NYTHEATRE.COM - Heresy/Progress

Heresy

Produced in 2006
Written by Sabina Berman
Directed by Marcy Arlin

HERESY is about the activity of the Inquisition in 16th century Mexico and its influence on a wealthy "converso" Jewish family (who lived as Christians) who were among the first Conquistadors. In an modern updating of the style of Spanish classical tragedy, but based on period accounts, Mexican playwright Sabina Berman explores what happened when "hidden Jews" had the opportunity in the New World to try on their true identities.

REVIEW: NYTHEATRE.COM - Heresy/Progress


New Immigrant Theatre Festival
Unexpected Journeys




Plays by women who have been influenced or grown up in Muslim cultures. The common thread in their examination, with drama, music, and humor, of the changing roles of women in their culture, in places such as Armenia, Australia, Egypt, Nigeria, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Cracking Mud is Pinching Me

Produced in 2002
Written by Haya Husseini
Directed by Marcy Arlin

Three generations of Jordanian Palestinian women talk about like, love, men, and faith on a visit to a dead Sea spa. Comedy by an award-winning Australian playwright.